Whether you use charcoal, graphite, oil paint or a digital medium like photoshop, creating an image of of a sphere sitting on a table is a good way to both practice making illusions and developing confidence with your media. Key concepts introduced in these videos
- Shading rounded surfaces with the four levels of light: core shadow, midtown, highlight and reflected light.
- Creating atmosphere with soft edges and lost edges.
- Emphasizing form and space with counter shading.
- Adding realism with cast shadows and ambient occlusion shadows.